• Jeff Gompers, Executive Chef

    Jeff Gompers has an impressive 20-year track record within the dining and hospitality industries. His extensive accomplishments range from professional, upscale dining, streamlining budget effectiveness, and building successful, motivated teams.


    Along with numerous local accreditations and awards, Jeff was invited as a team member to cook at the notable James Beard House in New York City, a prestigious honor extended only to dedicated chefs who have refined their personal kitchen expertise. Jeff’s invaluable knowledge, expert skill, and overall mastery of food heralds an exciting new chapter for Verandah.

    Christian Tondre, Executive Sous Chef

    Christian is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a native Rhode Islander.  Previously he was the Chef du Cuisine at the Carolina Inn and the Executive Sous Chef at the Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York City. His focus is classic French and Italian Southern Cuisine. This is his second time living in North Carolina, he likes it so much he plans to call it home!


    Christian serves as Verandah’s Executive Sous Chef, working alongside friend, colleague and Executive Chef Jeff Gompers. Together they create some of the best Southern-inspired, delicious bites North Carolina has to offer.

  • Matt Wright, Restaurant Manager

    Matt is a graduate of Appalachian State with a background in fine dining, fast casual service, and high end bartending.  He joins us after most recently managing dining & bars at the Hope Valley Country Club and the Hound Ears Club.  His passion of food, drinks, travel and adventure has led him to work in the Triad, Triangle, and High Country regions of North Carolina.  Matt is a native North Carolinian.

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Phone: 919-670-5000
Address: 301 S. Academy St. Cary, NC 27511
Email: manager@verandahcary.com
Open Daily 6:30am – 10pm (11pm Fridays and Saturdays)